Tbilisi court to start trial over individuals accused of terrorism
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 5 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
A trial against individuals accused of terrorist acts will begin in Tbilisi on Tuesday.
The case will try the May 20 assassination of Dimitri Kordzadze, Head of the Adjaran Emergency Department.
Kordzadze was blown up in his car at the Tabidze and Aghmashenebeli street-crossing.
The investigation held by Georgian Interior Ministry found that in January 2009 Valmer Butba, a well-known criminal from Abkhazia, and Slavik Vardania, Member of Parliament of the Abkhazian Republic, contacted criminals Otar Rogava and Temur Butbaia, who had previously been involved in car hijacking schemes in Abkhazia. Later Vardania ordered them to find Kordzadze to kill him.
Rogava and Butbaia met with the Russian Defense Ministry's representatives in Abkhazia, where they additionally received an advance of $5,000 and money to purchase a car. David Rokva, Levan Kartskhava and Giorgi Gabunia are involved in the terrorist act.
The terrorists received $42,000 to carry out the explosion.
As a result of the special investigations by the Georgian Foreign Ministry, police detained the following suspects: Temur Butbaia, Otar Rogava, David Rokva and Levan Kartskhava and Otar Rogava, all of whom have committed suicide in prison. Another suspect, Giorgi Gabunia, is still wanted by police.